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Reporter charged in fatal Louisville pedestrian accident

Criminal charges have been filed against WHAS TV News reporter Jeffrey Woods for his part in a pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of Fontaine Jeffrey, 58, WDRB reported on April 9.

Jeffrey was hit at the intersection of Jefferson and Second Street in Louisville by tow truck driver Matthew Good and Woods. Good remained at the scene while Woods reportedly exited the news van, looked around at the scene, and left. Woods is charged with failing to stop and render aid, which is a Class D felony. According to reports, blood was found on all four tires of the news van Woods was driving.

Good has not been charged, although a wrongful death suit has been laid against Woods, Good, WHAS TV News, and the tow truck company Good works for.

At the Sampson Law Firm, we represent the families and victims of personal injury accidents, including pedestrian accidents that occurred through no fault of the victim’s own. To learn more about how we may pursue full financial compensation from those responsible, call our offices in Louisville at (502) 584-5050 today.


Kentucky aims to stop predatory medical treatment providers

Kentucky is making an effort to crack down on automobile crash rings with the passage and implementation in June 2015 of House Bill 153, which deems it illegal to solicit an automobile accident victim for medical treatment within 30 days following the crash.

Insurance Institute of Kentucky executive director Mark Treesh said “unscrupulous providers” make a habit of contacting people involved in the accident, promising to pay them cash and then taking their personal injury protection benefits are used up–typically $10,000. This treatment may be inadequate and prevent victims from later getting the care they actually need with their personal injury protection.

National Insurance Crime Bureau member Tim Lynch said Louisville is in 10th place in the United States with these kinds of suspicious claims.

The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm in Louisville understand the great challenges that personal injury victims face. With that in mind, we may advocate on your behalf for the financial compensation you need to cover any costs related to your accident. Call our offices at (502) 584-5050 today to begin taking action.


Louisville woman dies in Dixie Highway collision

The Louisville Metro Police Department in Kentucky has reported that 36-year-old Cynthia Thomas was killed after a three-vehicle accident on Dixie Highway near the Jefferson and Hardin county line on February 22, according to WDRB.

Deputy Coroner Jim Wesley stated that Thomas lost her life the night of the accident after she was confined at the University of Louisville Hospital due to multiple blunt injuries. Three other people, including a child, were also taken to a hospital for treatment, although their conditions were not reported.

Dwight Mitchell, spokesman for the Louisville Metro Police Department, said Thomas had been riding in the front passenger seat of a Toyota that was heading south on Dixie Highway hear Stites Station Road in West Point when the vehicle traversed into the northbound lanes and crashed into two Chevrolet trucks at around 1 p.m.

To give investigators space to probe into the fatal accident, this section of Dixie Highway was closed for four hours after the crash.


Kentucky attorney Darryl Isaac critically injured in bike accident

Well-known attorney Darryl Isaacs has been critically injured when the bike he was riding was hit by a motorist on Monday, January 19 at around 4:55 p.m. in Indian Hills, Kentucky.

Isaacs is currently at the University of Louisville Hospital.The Kentucky Trial Court Review said that Isaacs’ injuries were very serious. Kathy Lobb, the office manager for Isaacs’ law firm, did not want to comment on Issacs for reasons of privacy.

Police Chief Kelly Spratt said 20-year-old Michael Baumann, identified as the driver of the car that struck Isaacs’ bicycle along River Road, was not drinking at the time of the incident and is not currently facing charges.

A personal injury accident can cause physical and emotional trauma for a victim and his or her loved ones. If you are a victim of a personal injury accident in Louisville, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at the Sampson law Firm. We may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call our offices today at 877-SAMPSON or 502-584-5050.


Louisville two-vehicle accident kills one

Louisville Metro Police Department public information officer Carey Klain reported that 26-year-old Shelley Ann Hurt died in a two-vehicle accident early Sunday morning of January 18 at around 4 a.m., WDRB reported.

The accident occurred between Dixie Highway and Greenwood Road. According to reports, Hurt was the passenger in a Crown Victoria that cut off another vehicle while trying to turn into a business. The driver of the Crown Victoria was taken to University Hospital, while three occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital and are expected to make a full recovery.

Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson declared that the cause of death was blunt force impact injuries due to the crash. He noted that Hurt was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident.

Authorities have determined that drunk driving may have been a factor that contributed to the collision.


Two-vehicle accident in Johnson County kills one

The Kentucky State Police has reported that 34-year-old Randall Powers died after being involved in a two-vehicle collision on Kentucky Route 3 in Van Lear, Johnson County, Kentucky on the morning of January 8, WSAZ reported.

The accident occurred around 5 a.m., according to statements made by Sheriff Dwayne Price. Official reports from the state police stated a car was traveling on the highway when the driver appeared to lose control; the vehicle hopped over the median and collided with an oncoming truck. The truck was sent sprawling over an embankment.

State police said Powers, the driver of the truck, succumbed to his mortal injuries a few days after the accident. He had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident. Reconstruction methods were used to further investigate the case.

The attorneys of the Sampson Law Firm are deeply sorry this incident occurred and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.


Dixie Highway road rage accident claims one life

Police authorities in Louisville, Kentucky believe that road rage played a part in the two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of 44-year-old Louisville local Joseph Harper on December 15, WLKY reported.

The accident happened at around 3:30 a.m. and caused the partial closure of Dixie Highway for four and a half hours. Witness accounts showed that the incident started at the nearby Taco Bell drive-thru in the 9000 block of Dixie Highway between Pages Lane and Stonestreet Road. Harper, who was operating a silver sport utility vehicle, bumped a white SUV in front of him. The SUV driver got out, and Vanessa McKinley, who was at the Spinelli’s Pizzeria next door, said she saw the two men fighting.

The SUV driver returned to his vehicle and left, but Harper pursued him, hopping a curb and hitting the other man’s vehicle purposefully on the road. The other man pulled into a parking lot to escape, and Harper slammed his car into reverse, hitting several objects and stopping upon impact with a light pole. Harper was pronounced dead.


Two now dead from five-vehicle crash

A five-vehicle car crash on U.S. Route 23 near the Island Creek intersection at around 8 a.m. last Monday, September 8 resulted in the death of 58-year-old Walter Gearhart. On September 17, another  person in the crash, Kimberly Thompson, also died from injuries resulting from the crash.

Officials said that two other people aside from Gearhart and Thompson, whose identities the authorities did not reveal publicly, had been transported to Pikeville Medical Center in Kentucky by TranStar Ambulance for the treatment of their injuries, which ranged from non-life-threatening to critical.

Police Captain Chris Edmonds said the driver of a 10-wheeler truck lost control of his vehicle just before it reached the traffic lights in the southbound lanes and collided with at least four passenger vehicles.

The Pikeville Police Department and Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement are still trying to get to the root cause of the accident.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm send their deepest condolences to those who have been affected by this tragic vehicle crash.


One dead in vehicle-garbage truck collision in Kentucky

According to the Bullitt County Coroner’s Office, 29-year-old Bardstown, Kentucky resident Samantha Greenwell was killed at around 5:30 p.m. after the vehicle she was driving pulled into the path of a garbage truck, resulting in a collision, WDRB News reported. The accident occurred August 21 on Highway 245 in Bullitt County.

The intersection of Highway 245 and Happy Hollow Road, just outside a Jim Beam distillery factory, was closed to public traffic as a result of the accident and on-site investigation. Bullitt County dispatchers said the road was closed until 10 p.m. later the same day. Police investigators are still attempting to determine the details surrounding the fatal car accident.

Funeral arrangements for the deceased were not yet confirmed at the time of the article.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm are deeply sorry for this incident and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.


Unsafe driving on 3rd Street Road

Police authorities have recently concluded that a recent car accident along 3rd Street Road in Louisville, Kentucky was not caused by speed; however, residents are anxious that the road is not safe for commuters or even pedestrians, WHSA11 reported on July 14.

The speed limit on 3rd Street is 35 miles per hour, but those who live on the street see cars zoom by at 50-60 miles per hour. The additional danger of curves and ditches contribute to the large number of accidents that happen there. One resident’s home is guarded by cement pillars because its previous tenant experienced a car crashing into the house.

Being the victim of a car accident can bring about unfortunate consequences, such as physical injuries and costly medical bills. If you have been injured in a car accident through the fault of someone else, our Louisville attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm may help you pursue compensation. Call our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to schedule an appointment with our legal team.